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May 2017

Ladies, Lashes and Margaritas at Lis-A-Lis A Salon

May 5 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Lisa-a-Lis a Salon,
116 WHITFIELD STREET
Guilford, United States
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Lis-A-Lis Salon of Guilford is the quintessential hair extension and color genius on the shoreline. Alissa is hosting “Ladies, Lashes & Margaritas” presenting ChristinaCandy, the lash specialist. Meet and greet, Lash extension information, giveaways and more. Cinco De Mayo Happy Hour Begins here.

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First Friday at Curated Gallery

May 5 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Curated,
29 W. Main Street
Mystic, CT United States
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Celebrate Curated's First Friday event featuring an Uno de 50 jewelry trunk show along with a little bubbly. Check out scads of beautiful Uno de 50 pieces on display and take the opportunity to order anything from the various collections.

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Shamanic Drumming Journeys at Red Barn Yoga

May 5 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Red Barn Yoga,
52 Blood Street
Lyme, 06371 United States
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Experience an evening of meditative Shamanic drumming journeys with Grace Osora Erhart. This practice supports the connection to that part of ourselves that is "at home", the witness self that is always present.

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MASH’s ‘HOME FIELD ADVANTAGE’ Gala

May 5 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
The River Room,
105 Greenmanville Avenue
Mystic, CT 06355 United States
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Support MASH as they serve up some fun and Strike Out Family Homelessness. The sports-themed fun includes games, gourmet tailgating fare, open bar, major league silent and live auctions, and dancing to the beat of Power Posse.

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Musical Masterworks Spring Concerts

May 6 - May 7
First Congregational Church of Old Lyme,
2 Ferry Road
Old Lyme, 06371 United States
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Enjoy a lively weekend at Musical Masterworks as they close for their 26th season with a dramatic program of Russian works culminating in Tchaikovsky’s towering Piano Trio.

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Ballerina Swan & Carnival of the Animals at The Kate

May 6
The Kate,
300 Main Street
Old Saybrook, CT 06475 United States
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Enjoy the Eastern Connecticut Ballet Ballerina Swan & Carnival of the Animals at The Katherine Herphern Theatre.Laugh and cry as Sophie the swan follow's her dream leaving the safety of her home on the water to humorous escapades in the ballet classroom.

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Madison Lyric Stage Fundraiser “A Night on the Mediterranean Sea”

May 6
Brewer’s Pilot Point Marina,
63 Pilots Point Drive
Westbrook, CT 06498 United States
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Enjoy a “seaside” cocktail party that will feature heavy hors d’oeuvres, cocktails and music reminiscent of a spring evening on the Italian coast. The event promises a “Mediterranean Bazaar” silent auction featuring over 70 exciting items!

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Grand Opening & World Pilates Day at Fitness on the Water at Water’s Edge

May 6 @ 7:00 am - 12:00 pm
Fitness on the Water at Water’s Edge,
1587 Boston Post Road, Shops at Water’s Edge, B-1
Westbrook, CT 06498 United States
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Free classes at Fitness on the Water at Water's Edge! Refreshments, door prizes and tours are also part of the day's events, along with demonstrations and opportunities to experience Pilates.

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May Market at Hill-Stead Museum

May 6 @ 10:00 am - May 7 @ 4:00 pm
Hill- Stead Museum,
35 Mountain Road
Farmington, CT 06037 United States
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Celebrate Spring at Hill-Stead’s May Market! Hill-Stead Museum’s signature “home, garden and gourmet” event features premium exhibitors, rare and unusual plants, live entertainment, children’s activities, gourmet food, demonstrations and open house tours of Hill-Stead’s Impressionist masterpieces.

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Bach Flower Remedies Clinic at Food Works Old Saybrook

May 6 @ 11:00 am - 3:30 pm
Food Works Old Saybrook,
940 Boston Post Rd
Old Saybrook, CT United States
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Learn how to use this often underutilized complete system for healing emotions. You will leave with a working knowledge of “the flowers”.

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SHiFT Girls Conference, 5/6

May 6 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
SHiFT Cycling and Balance,
965 Boston Post Road
Guilford, CT 06437 United States
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Empower our youth through a Girls Conference at Shift Cycling and Balance. The day is offered to girls 10-14 years old and supports them to find their passion, stand up for themselves, nutrition vision and much more!

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Race and Taste

May 6 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
New Haven Country Club,
160 Hartford Turnpike
Hamden, CT 06517 United States
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Experience the best Kentucky Derby party north of the mason Dixon line! The evening will feature wine tastings from Mt. Carmel Wines & Spirits, live screening of the Kentucky Derby, delicious southern fare, fun raffles & games, and silent auction items available for bidding.

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Kentucky Derby Fundraiser

May 6 @ 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Lyme Art Association,
90 Lyme Street
Old Lyme, CT 06371 United States
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Grab your Derby hat and bow tie to watch the Kentucky Derby! Enjoy lite bites, libations as they broadcast the race live.  Proceeds to benefit an all-inclusive playground in Old Lyme that will accommodate all physical and emotional needs and abilities of children and adults. 

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My Big Fat Greek Easter Pop-Up Dinner at Weekend Kitchen

May 6 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Weekend Kitchen *,
16 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Treat yourself to a Greek Easter inspired meal that will be expertly prepared by Chef Paul Barron for 12 lucky diners. Spring is a wonderful time to enjoy Greek food and the Easter feast hits all the highlights of the region (they will just pretend it's Easter again).

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Music and Wine at the Farm

May 6 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Ray of Light Farm,
232 Town Street
East Haddam, CT 06423 United States
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Enjoy wine, live music and shopping at Ray of Light Farm. The Locomotives will be providing music to enjoy while sampling many different wines that will be provided by Shore Discount Liquor Store in Deep River.

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Yoga Tribe Festival at The Sanctuary

May 7 @ 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
The Sanctuary,
59 Bogel Rd
East Haddam , United States
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Explore an array of yoga traditions, enjoy live music, a bonfire and a variety of food. This all-day festival will offer a remarkable group of yoga and meditation instructors, musicians, speakers, chefs and attendees for an unforgettable experience at a 40-acre retreat center.

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Gallery One Exhibition Closing Reception & Gallery Talk

May 7 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Guilford Art Center,
411 Church Street
Guilford, CT 06437 United States
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Enjoy lite bites, libations and a gallery talk by Julia Pavone. Julia will be discussing, “Gallery One: A Concept, Not a Place.” Julia was the co-founder and Curator/Director of the Alexey von Schlippe Gallery of Art at the University of Connecticut’s Avery Point campus for 24 years until it recently closed.

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Wine Dinner featuring the wines of Marchese Antinori

May 9
Alforno Restaurant,
1654 Boston Post Rd
Old Saybrook, CT United States
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Treat yourself to Alforno's final wine dinner of the season. Mike Wylie will be presenting exceptional and limited edition wines from one of Italy's greatest producers. Four courses of house-made Tuscan cuisine will accompany four outstanding varietals.

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Bridging the Arts! Curated Film Series. Jeff Koons: The Whitney Retrospective (2014)

May 9
The Kate,
300 Main Street
Old Saybrook, CT 06475 United States
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Mark your calendar for a night of Bridging the Arts. This is a curated film series co-sponsored by Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts and the Kate. The series will feature a selection of art films produced by the highly-regarded Checkerboard Film Foundation and include a brief lecture before each film.

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RUBA RUBA Pop-Up Shop at Mbar

May 9 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Mbar,
30 Broadway Avenue
Mystic, CT United States
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Enjoy an evening of live music, cocktails, and shopping! RUBA RUBA will be launching the warm weather line during a pop-up shop and cocktail hour.

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Spring Food Stroll at New London Main Street

May 10
New London Main Street,
147 State Street
New London, CT 06320 United States
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Celebrate Spring Food Stroll at New London Main Street on Wednesday, May 10th from 5:30-8:30. Take a stroll through dozens of different restaurants, shops, and arts and cultural institutions in Downtown New London, tasting bite-size samples of dishes or drinks that range from seafood to sweets, organic to ethnic and everything in between.

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Guilford Girls’ Night Out Wednesday, 5/10

May 10 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Marketplace at Guilford Food Center,
77 Whitfield Street
Guilford, 064737 United States
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Just in time for Mother’s Day, we’re heading back to Guilford for a Girls’ Night Out. Let’s celebrate OURSELVES and enjoy a 1/2 price glass of wine and 20% off in all the participating boutiques. Come with a crowd or come by yourself, it’s ALWAYS fun.

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Bike Ride Beyond the Shoreline

May 11 - May 13
New Haven,
Orange Street and Crown Street
New Haven, CT 06501 United States
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Bike the Shoreline and cover 200 miles of the Atlantic coastline over 3 days. All participants will be raising funds for the nonprofit GreenWave, to support a new generation of sustainable ocean farmers and innovators working to restore ecosystems, mitigate climate change, and build a blue-green economy.

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Lecture on “Der Rosenkavalier” by Richard Strauss

May 13
Acton Library,
60 Old Boston Post Road
Old Saybrook, 06475
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Enjoy this FREE event that is open to the public. James Kuslan, will present an informative program on Richard Strauss's "Der Rosenkavalier." This is Strauss's most popular opera filled with love, comedy, drama, and dreamy nostalgic fantasy!

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Build on the Green 2017

May 13 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Branford Town Green,
1019 Main St
Branford, CT 06405 United States
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Support Raise the Roof, your Shoreline Habitat connection for Build on the Green 2017. Come together with Raise the Roof and the Shoreline community to build walls for a Habitat for Humanity house.

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Fun, Festivities, and Bargains at Wesleyan Potters Spring Sale and Festival

May 13 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wesleyan Potters,
350 South Main St.
Middletown , United States
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Enjoy one-of-a-kind pottery, handcrafted jewelry, and handwoven fabrics created by artists from all parts of Connecticut. All proceeds benefit local artists and the Wesleyan Potters Fundraising and Scholarship Funds.

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The Madeline Grace Guarraia Celebration of Life Gala

May 13 @ 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Omni New Haven Hotel,
155 Temple Street
New Haven, CT 06510 United States
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Support Madeline in a black tie celebration of her life to raise money and awareness for kids with blood cancers. The event features a four-course dinner, open bar, and the band Sugar. All event proceeds will help fund a phase one clinical trial at Yale Children's hospital to help kids with leukemia.

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Mother’s Day Lunch & Dinner at L&E French

May 14
L&E French,
59 Main St (Through the gate)
Chester, CT United States
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Treat Mom to a Very Special Mother's Day Lunch OR Dinner. The downstairs is now reopened at L&E French with a menu based on the bistro favorites and modern interpretations of forgotten classics.

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Mother’s Day Brunch at Elizabeth’s Cafe at Perfect Parties

May 14 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Elizabeth’s Cafe at Perfect Parties,
885 Boston Post Road
Madison, CT United States
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Enjoy a special Mother's Day Brunch at Elizabeth's Cafe at Perfect Parties. In addition to their Sunday Brunch menu, Chef Edgar is creating a special menu that is sure to delight her.

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CT Rush Soccer Club’s Shoreline Tryouts

May 15 - May 19
The Country School,
341 Opening Hill Road
Madison, CT 06443 United States
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Get into a soccer organization that offers more and takes your soccer skills to the next level. Be a part of Connecticut Rush Shoreline Soccer! Tryouts are May 15 - 19th at The Country School in Madison.

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Art After Dark with The Troublemakers at The Mystic Museum of Art

May 16 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Mystic Museum of Art,
9 Water Street
Mystic, CT 06355 United States
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Enjoy the Veteran rock band, The Troublemakers as they headline the Mystic Museum of Art's family friendly Tuesday night concert series. This event will feature drinks, Pizzetta pizza, and live art by Mary Horrigan and April Brunelle, all under the tent on the Museum's riverfront patio.

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First Annual Mental Health Awareness Expo

May 17 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
St. Lawrence Church,
7 Hemlock Drive
Killingworth, CT United States
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Learn about our available Shoreline Mental Health Services: What we have, Who can benefit, and How to access. Meet up with your local practitioners, educators, and anyone interested in learning about our available local town mental health services for this FREE event.

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Swing Cats Cocktail Party at the Pine Orchard Yacht & C.C

May 19 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Pine Orchard Yacht & Country Club,
2 Club Parkway
Branford, CT 06405 United States
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Support the Branford Compassion Club feline rescue and adoption organization as it celebrates its 20th anniversary with a Swing-era-themed cocktail party. Enjoy a night of dancing to The Survivors Swing Band, silent auction and yummy hors d'oeuvre stations and dessert. '40s attire optional.

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Garden Club of Madison Annual Plant Sale

May 20 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Deacon John Graves House,
Route 1
Madison, CT 06443 United States
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Mark your calendar for the annual Garden Club of Madison Plant Sale! All plants come from member gardens and do well in Madison soil. The proceeds go towards maintenance of the Madison civic gardens: East Wharf, Veterans Memorial, Deacon John Grave and Allison-Bushnell House.

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Family Fun at East Lyme Touch-A-Truck

May 20 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
McCook Point Park,
Niantic Village
East Lyme, 06357 United States
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Gather your family to experience the 10th Annual Touch-A-Truck event. This family event will feature fire-engines, food, face-painting, and photos. Proceeds benefit the work of Child & Family Agency of Southeastern CT as it meets the needs of over seventeen thousand children and their families annually in our communities.

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First Congregation Church of Lyme’s Annual Spring Rummage Sale

May 20 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
First Congregational Church of Lyme,
1 Sterling City Road
Lyme, CT 06371 United States
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Shop and support the Lyme's Annual Spring Rummage Sale. Drop off donations are welcomed from Monday, May 15 to Thursday, May 18. 

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Tour de Lyme

May 21
Ashlawn Farm,
Bill Hill Road
Lyme, CT 06371 United States
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Grab your bike and a few friends for our favorite charity cycling event benefiting the Lyme Land Conservation Trust. Five road rides are available from the 8 mile - Family Ride to the 59 mile - The Challenge. Come enjoy a quality spring biking experience in the beautiful town of Lyme.

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Tour de Lyme Fourth Annual Used Bike Collection for Bikes for Kids

May 21
Ashlawn Farm,
Bill Hill Road
Lyme, CT 06371 United States
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Donate that dusty bike! Bikes for Kids is a CT charity that collects, refurbishes, and distributes refurbished bikes to needy families. Tour de Lyme is a charity cycling event organized to help support the Lyme Land Conservation Trust’s preservation and stewardship activities

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Bridal Fair at Madison Winter Club

May 21 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Madison Winter Club,
251 Boston Post Road
Madison, CT United States
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Discover various businesses to support your upcoming Wedding Celebration! This Bridal Fair will feature 24 local businesses, raffles, food, drinks, and music.

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Sustainable Seafood Soiree

May 24
Saybrook Point Inn & Spa,
2 Bridge Street
Old Saybrook, 06475
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Enjoy hors d’oeuvres, wine, beer and an oyster raw bar on the patio surrounded by fresh salt air and breathtaking views. This event will offer environmental education by raising awareness of local, sustainable food sources at the beautiful and “Green Lodging Certified” Saybrook Point Inn.

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